Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

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See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman's whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.

Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. Her illustrated column, Scratch, is featured biweekly in the Business section of the New York Times Sunday edition. In addition to working for clients such as City Target, the Washington Post, and MTA Arts & Design, she has her own lines of wallpaper, stationery, fabric, and dishware. Rothman has authored, coauthored, and illustrated twelve books including Ocean AnatomyNature Anatomy, Nature Anatomy NotebookFood Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents:



Chapter 1
Common Ground
Really Moving - Layers of the Earth - Minerals - The Rock Cycle - Fossils - Landforms - Mountains - North American Landscapes - Field Succession - Loose Landscape Painting


Chapter 2
What's Up?
Up in the Atmosphere - Predicting Weather - The Water Cycle - Storms - Why Are All The Snowflakes Different? - Rainbows - Sunsets - Phases of the Moon - Constellations


Chapter 3
Come Close
Anatomy of a Flower - Anatomy of a Bee - Anatomy of a Butterfly - Metamorphosis - Plants That Attract Butterflies - Beautiful Butterflies - Colorful Moths - Sedges, Rushes, Grasses - Grazing Edibles - Incredible Insects and Bugs Abounding - Spectacular Spiders - Anatomy of an Ant


Chapter 4
Take a Hike
Anatomy of a Deciduous Tree - Anatomy of a Trunk - Leaf Identification - North American Trees - Beautiful Bark - Some Flowers, Cones, Seeds, and Fruits of Trees - Printing Patterns - Anatomy of a Fern - Pretty, Pretty Lichen - Mysterious Mosses - Waterbears - Mycelium - Anatomy of a Mushroom - Marvelous Mushrooms - Rotting Log - Foraging in the Forest


Chapter 5
Creature Feature
Animals in the Neighborhood - Anatomy of a Bat - Common North American Bats - Tree Squirrels - Ground Squirrels - The Lyme Bacteria Cycle - Grizzly Bear vs. Black Bear - The Animal Underground - Snakes - Lizards - Wild Cats - Wild Dogs - Animals with Antlers...and Horns - Aquatic Mammals - Outstanding Adaptations - Marine Mammals


Chapter 6
A Little Bird Told Me
Anatomy of a Bird - A Bevy of Birds - Kinds of Feathers - Birdcalls - A Variety of Nests - Extraordinary Eggs - Intriguing Bird Behavior - Birds of Prey - Owls - Big Birds - A Variety of Beaks - Water Birds


Chapter 7
Head Above Water
Water Bodies - Ecosystem of a Pond - A Few Freshwater Fish - Life Cycle of a Salmon - Water Bugs - Toad vs. Frog - Life Cycle of a Frog - Tidal Zone Ecosystem - Fantastic Saltwater Fish - Anatomy of a Jellyfish - On the Sand - Seashells by the Seashore - Some Seaweed - Harvesting, Processing, and Eating Seaweed


A Note about Conservation


Storey Publishing

Pub Date: January 27, 2015

0.6" H x 8.9" L x 6.4" W 

224 pages